CIA Graduate Scholarship Program

The Central Intelligence Agency is accepting an application for its Graduate Scholarship Program. The program is a financial needs-based program that offers students unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Applicants should be entering either their first or second year of graduate studies when applying to CIA’s Graduate Scholar Program. This unique program gives promising graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience that complements their graduate studies. The winning candidates will be given up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, and books.

The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947. CIA engages in research, development, and deployment of high-leverage technology for intelligence purposes.

Eligibility:

• US citizenship
• 18 years of age
• 3.0/4.0 scale college GPA or higher
• Full-Time Student taking at least nine credits per semester
• Financial need as demonstrated by the gross annual household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four or less, and $80,000 for a family of five or more for applicants that have been listed as dependent (full-time student for at least five months of the year) for the previous tax year
• If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the gross annual household income ceiling is $35,000 or less
• After completing a 60 to 90-day work tour student should still have at least one year remaining of full-time classes prior to graduation
• Meet the same employment standards as permanent employees, successfully completing both security and medical processing.

How to Apply:

For applying for the scholarship, the candidates must fill the scholarship application form. The form can be downloaded from given link:

https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/Scholarship%20Program%20Application.pdf

Supporting Documents:

All applicants must provide the following information with their online application

• Names and ages of all family dependents
• Proof of annual income. Please provide one of the following documents to prove that you meet the financial requirements of the program:

1. Either a copy of your most current Federal Application for Financial Student Aid Form (FAFSA)
2. Or a copy of your most recent W2(s) stating gross annual household income

• A copy of your most current college transcript
• Two letters of recommendation
• Preliminary tests, if required for your area of interest.
• Qualification Supplement (https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/Qualification_Supplement.pdf)

Award Amount:

• Once selected, you will be given up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, and books
• An annual salary, an optional benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance and retirement.
• You’ll be required to work at an Agency facility in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for at least 60 to 90 days before graduation and to maintain full-time college status during the school year with a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA.
• They will pay the cost of transportation between school and the Washington, D.C., area for your work experience and provide a daily allowance for lodging, meals, and incidentals.

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted for the program from April 1, 2016 – July 1, 2016.

Link for More Information:

https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/graduate-scholarship-program.html

 

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